[Talk-us] San Francisco Geodata
gregory at arenius.com
Fri Sep 3 18:43:28 BST 2010
I talked with the city and they said that the clickthrough that is still up
is outdated and not the one they intended to have up. They should have it
updated sometime in the not to distant future. The intent of the
clickthrough is to prevent any liability issues. As far as the data on the
SFGIS website is concerned unless they specifically note that there is
copyright on a dataset we may treat it as public domain.
With that being the case I think we should discuss which data we would like
to see in OSM and what the best way to get it into OSM might be.
On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 1:15 PM, Gregory Arenius <gregory at arenius.com>wrote:
> San Francisco has a website at datasf.org that has a lot of good geodata
> on it. The current licence isn't acceptable for using any of the data but
> they might be willing to give us permission to use it.
> Some of the datasets that I thought were interesting were city lots<http://gispub02.sfgov.org/website/sfshare/catalog/citylots.zip>,
> public lands<http://gispub02.sfgov.org/website/sfshare/catalog/sflnds_public.zip>,
> street centerlines<http://gispub02.sfgov.org/website/sfshare/catalog/stclines.zip>,
> speed limits<http://gispub02.sfgov.org/website/sfshare/catalog/dpt_speedlimits.zip>and the bike
> We have good street data for San Francisco so the street centerline file
> would mostly be useful to check for errors and inform us about which streets
> really don't have a name.
> We need addresses if we want to have usable data for routing programs. The
> addresses file has them in point format. The city lots file also has
> addresses or address ranges for each parcel. Has anybody done imports of
> similar address data? If so, did you keep it in a point format or convert
> it into the "parallel ways" format? How did things turn out? I would
> really like to put that address data into OSM if I can get permission from
> the city to use it for that purpose.
> The speed limits would be useful for routing as well.
> Also, just to be clear, even if the city grants permission for us to use
> this data I certainly don't plan on just 'dumping' it into OSM. We already
> have good data for San Francisco. I'm more interested in using it to refine
> what we already have and plan on taking it slow and doing any imports the
> right way.
> I'd love to hear any thoughts or ideas or what other locals would like to
> see our map have.
> I'm probably going to be meeting with someone from the city next week to
> discuss the licence issue and ways we can collaborate. Anything in
> particular you folks are interested in?
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